Skywalker Mannequin: A Dummy's Point of View on a Space Travel
Blue Origin, the exploration and space travel company headed by Jeff Bezos, made a new release this week after a year. The official video of the suborbital New Shepard rocket departing and returning to Earth is quite impressive, true - but it doesn't quite fit the latest clip released by the company.
The rocket test dummy bears the incredibly creative name of Mannequin Skywalker, taking advantage of the release mood of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Fortunately, the brave warrior suffered no damage and arrived without injury from the trip.
The video is 11 minutes long and shows cameras positioned next to the dummy. It is curious to see the landscape in the window: it begins as a desert until takeoff and, in a matter of minutes, turns into earth orbit, returning with a seemingly soft landing.
Full video of Mannequin Skywalker's ride to space. Unlike him, you'll be able to get out of your seat during the zero gee part of the flight. And ignore the pinging sound - it's just from one of the experiments on this flight. #NewShepard @blueorigin https://t.co/dJ5VEeaWb6 pic.twitter.com/qGQC1vfW7D- Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) December 15, 2017
The founder of Blue Origin (and Amazon) commented on Twitter that when Blue Origin begins touring Earthward, customers will have a much better experience than the fake Skywalker. "Unlike him, you can get out of your seat during the zero gravity part of the flight, " he explained.
Skywalker mannequin: a doll's point of view on a space travel via TecMundo